Immerse yourself in the enchanting world of Ngamba Island Chimpanzee Sanctuary, a place where you can observe chimpanzees in their natural habitat as they play, interact with one another, and curiously watch your every move. Ngamba Island offers an array of captivating activities for visitors to enjoy, making it an essential stop during your safari, holiday, or vacation in Uganda, the Pearl of Africa. Beyond the thrill of communing with our closest relatives, the chimpanzees on Ngamba Island, your visit here directly contributes to their well-being and the overall conservation of this remarkable species. Here are the top ten things you can do on the island:
Delve into the fascinating world of chimpanzees with this unique opportunity. You can partake in activities such as feeding the chimpanzees by throwing fruits and vegetables from a raised viewing platform, data entry to contribute to their ongoing research, participating in environmental enrichment programs, monitoring chimpanzee behaviors, and assisting with facility maintenance.
Experience a true East African-style camp that is nestled amidst the Ngamba Island forest, offering stunning views of Lake Victoria. The lodge features a comfortable lounge area with a well-stocked bar and a dining facility, where you can unwind and share stories around the warm, crackling fireplaces.
Embark on a boat ride from the peaceful town of Entebbe to Ngamba Island Chimpanzee Sanctuary, located 23 kilometers from Entebbe on the second-largest freshwater lake globally, Lake Victoria. As you journey, you’ll be treated to panoramic views of over 130 islands, each with its own unique history. Crossing the equator line on the iconic Victoria Lake is an unforgettable experience. During your visit, you can witness either a morning (9 am – 12:45 pm) or afternoon (12:45 pm – 5 pm) chimpanzee feeding session up close from a raised platform along the sanctuary’s fence or water’s edge. Other activities include swimming on the equator, bird-watching, wildlife encounters, or simply relaxing and sunbathing while enjoying the view of the fishing village.
Make a meaningful impact on the lives of Ngamba Island’s 49 chimpanzees by becoming a vital “chimp champ.” Get involved in their welfare by preparing their food, contributing to their environmental enrichment, cleaning their living spaces, observing their behaviors, maintaining records, and participating in community initiatives. Knowing that your efforts directly contribute to the conservation of chimpanzees and the local communities is a truly rewarding experience.
Ngamba Island offers an exciting summer camp experience for children aged 10 to 17 during school breaks. These three-day courses have different themes designed to spark understanding, appreciation, and practical skills related to chimpanzee behavior and conservation, as well as broader global environmental issues. Led by experienced staff, including caregivers, educators, and veterinarians, these fun and educational experiences transform children into environmental stewards, ready to make a positive impact on the world.
Join in on the adventure of hooking the Nile Perch, one of the world’s largest freshwater fish. Ngamba Island’s UK-certified skippers are intimately familiar with the lake, ensuring you have an amazing fishing experience. Whether you opt for a half-day or full-day fishing adventure on Lake Victoria, the experienced staff will guide you to the best fishing spots, ensuring an unforgettable experience.
Enjoy a unique view of fishermen casting their nets, witness the picturesque fishing villages winding down for the day, and savor the breathtaking sight of the sun setting over the water. As you sip cold drinks, you’ll relish the thrill of crossing the globe from the southern to the northern hemisphere on the equator.
Delve into the heart of this Nature Haven experience, allowing you to observe spotted-necked otters, mongooses, Nile monitor lizards, and various bird species as they interact with the environment. It’s an opportunity to connect with wildlife, offering you the chance to sit quietly and observe the natural world around you.
Ngamba Island hosts captivating cultural performances by the bonfire in the evening, allowing guests to immerse themselves in local traditions. Interact with the community, participate in cultural performances, enjoy drumming, and engage in storytelling. Just one night on the island will create memories to last a lifetime.
Ngamba Island provides an ideal setting for team-building activities. This comprehensive package includes boat transfers, entrance fees, meals, activities, and ample time for fun and bonding. Give it a try, and you’ll create unforgettable memories with your team. Through Trek Africa Expeditions in Entebbe, you can conveniently book your Ngamba Island activities and explore gorilla trekking safaris in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park.